New Zealand, Cemetery Transcriptions - FamilySearch Historical Records
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New Zealand, Cemetery Transcriptions, 1840-1981
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|Location of New Zealand in Oceania|
|Record Type||Cemetery Transcriptions|
- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can these Records Tell Me?
- 3 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 4 What Do I Do Next?
- 5 Citing This Collection
What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]
This collection contains an index to and images of cemetery transcriptions from various places across New Zealand.
Image Visibility[edit | edit source]
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What Can these Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]
The following information may be found in these records:
- Name of deceased
- Date of death
- Age at death
- Names of family members
How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]
As you search, compare your results with this information to find a match.
Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
- Given Name
- Approximate date of death
Search the Index[edit | edit source]Search by name on the Collection Details Page.
- Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
- Click Search to show possible matches
How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]
Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.
What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]
I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- Copy down all the information from the index entry.
- Cite the record. See below for assistance citing this collection.
- Use what you have found to find more. For instance, use the age at death to estimate a year of birth, if you have not found that yet.
I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking for, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- When looking for a person with a common name, look at all the results for the name before deciding which individual is correct. Use other information, such as place of birth, age, occupation, or names of parents, to determine which entry relates to the correct person. If listed, a personal title may be a clue to property ownership or occupation, either of which might be noted in other records.
- Check for variations of given names and surnames. An individual might have been listed under a middle name. Simple misspellings could also happen.
- Vary the search terms. For example, expand the date range or search by either the given name or surname to return broader list of search results.
Research Helps[edit | edit source]
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in New Zealand.
Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]
Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
When looking at a record, the citation can be viewed by clicking the drop-down arrow next to Document Information.